Saturday, November 15, 2014

Christmas Postie

Time for a new challenge at All Dressed Up and in case you haven't heard, our challenges will now always have the theme of Anything Goes. Occasionally there might be a twist but it will always be Anything Goes.
For my card, I used one of the little gals from the Christmas Postie.
You know how sometimes you have a card which seems like it was just never meand to be?  That's what happened with this and for the life of me, I don't know why it was such a struggle but by the time I got it finished and saw the Frantage spots on the cat, I just gave up.  You can add only so many snowflakes and sentiments to cover up mistakes and I didn't think the kitten would look great with a big snowflake plastered over his face!  It took me three days to get this card done... I couldn't seem to concentrate and then when the mess-ups started to happen, my interest really started to falter.  If it hadn't been coloured, it would have hit the garage.  So funny because now when I look at it, I can't remember all the boo-boos except for the big brown streak under the sentiment but it's covered nicely.
Be sure to head on over to All Dressed up blog to check out the rest of the team's creations, and maybe enter the Anything Goes challenge while you are there and the only requirement is that you use an All Dressed Up image.
Don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news, and chat to fellow crafters.
Have a great week!
Supplies:
Image - All Dressed Up Christmas Postie
Sentiment - Bizzy Bec's Circular Sentiments (a freebie)
Dies - Impression Obsession, Joy Craft
Misc - Shabby Blue Frantage, Stickles, Enamel Dots
Challenges:
Animal Friends - It's Cold (must have an animal)
Die Cut Divas - Holiday Card with a Die Cut
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Christmas is Coming
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas - Pick one... mine is red, green, white

34 comments:

Tracey T said...

Wow, Marilyn, I just love your colour combination on this fab card! And seriously, I wouldn't have noticed the stray frantage if you hadn't mentioned it. Hugs, Tracey xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Marilyn. Love the image and layout. Frantage looks fab too.
Lorraine x

Sue said...

I am pleased you persevered with this gorgeous card Marilyn. The image is so cute and coloured beautifully. I love the snowflakes and wonderful sparkle too.
Sue xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Marilyn - the image is adorable I think it's perfectly coloured. Love the Frantage - even the bit on the sweet pussy cat :o)
Debs xx

Nancy said...

I LOVE this card, M!!! One of my all time favorite colour combinations, and such fantastic colouring! Have a wonderful weekend! :o)

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and colours.xxx

Chrissy said...

I have one of those card moments at least once a week Marilyn..this one is just gorgeous..fabulous colouring and wonderful snowflakes.

luv CHRISSYxx

Vivienne Holden said...

One of my favourite ADU stamps my friend, brought to life so beautifully. Love the textures you created and the colour-way is so pretty. Fabulous work! xxx

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this one Marilyn, I was only looking through my folder last night and decided this is the one I use next....fab inspiration for me too.xxxx

Maxine D said...

Marilyn I honestly thought the placement of the Frantage was deliberate, as falling snow :-). This is a really lovely card, well worth the struggle. I have been told on various occasions that a 'boo boo' is a chance to embellish.
Blessings
Maxine

Michelle said...

This is gorgeous Marilyn. The image and colours are wonderful - Michelle x

Aunty Sue said...

this is a awesome christmas card and image thanks for sharing at crafty catz

Annette22 said...

Hi Marilyn,

just such a cute christmas card, I love your colouring

XXXAnnette

Maritha said...

Åhhh this is just sooo cute. Love the colours you have used :)

Hugs

Sue said...

Awwww gorgeous card Marilyn I just love ADU images!!! so fab to colour in..lots of huggles Sue xxx

Dreja said...

Eine tolle Karte. Das Motiv ist so süß. Danke daß du bei den Animal Friends mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW - this is ADORABLE and sooo Beautifully colored! LOVE your design too!

Kelly Neis said...

Ah you know it snowing and it gets all over the animals too, this is not a mistake it goes with the theme! Love your colors and the image is so darn cute, they all are. I love the snow flakes and never enough Frantage, let it snow all over! lol
Hugs Kelly

Judy McKay said...

Love your bright colours. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card Marilyn thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week
Hugs Dianne x DT

Barb said...

Marilyn--your card is stunning! Love the image and the colors are awesome!!!!

Arlene said...

The coloring is superb. So cute and inviting.

Glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our Holidays challenge.

fabiola jaques said...

adorable création Marilyn,trop mignonne scène, merci de jouer avec nous chez CSAYL, biz

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- LOVE your coloring and the Frantage added- could mimic snow : ) Loving the snowflakes, and the red is a great complient to that pretty blue.

Sandy Dehon said...

It's raining, it's pouring - wait a minute - it's snowing! Can you imagine how cold that dog's bottom is!
Cute card Marilyn and as you know, I do like your style!!!!!
Sandy xx

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning sweetie :0)) hugs Pops x x x

Tracy Welham said...

Wonderful, so cute! Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft Challenge. Crafty Blessings. Tracy x SOC DT

Heather said...

Adorable! What a sweet image, beautiful papers and I love those snowflakes. Thanks for playing with CSAYL. Sorry I'm so late in commenting.

Tamesis said...

Ein richtig hübsches Werk hast Du da gezaubert.
Hab ganz lieben Dank fürs mitmachen bei Animal Friends
Liebe Grüße
Vanessa

P.S. dein Werk würde auch super zur Basteltanten Challenge passen mit dem Thema Bling Bling

Pink Unicorn said...

What a cute card, lovely colouring. Thanks for joining our Colour Challenge at Holly Jolly, come play with us soon again! Karola, DT

Kuni said...

This is just adorable !! Love the image, is so sweet.
Thanks for joining us at the Animal Friends.
Hugs
Kuni

Molecraft said...

Totally gorgeous Marilyn and love those colours!
Helen x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- love the blues and the pop of red is awesome! I always enjoy stopping by- your coloring is delightful!

Dortesjs said...

awww you make great colouring and cards. think i will to your blog on my blog. pls do the same if you like.
funny you live in Saskat, i know a person there ? do have a nice week end